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Understanding Elementary Shapes

Question 4:

Try to construct triangles using match sticks. Some are shown here. Can you make a triangle with

(a) 3 matchsticks?

(b) 4 matchsticks?

(c) 5 matchsticks?

(d)6 matchsticks?

(Remember you have to use all the available matchsticks in each case)

Name the type of triangle in each case. If you cannot make a triangle, think of reasons for it.


(a) By using 3 matchsticks, we can form a triangle as

(b) By using 4 matchsticks, we cannot form a triangle…

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